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Why I Give

By Coach Bobby Bowden When I started to grammar school at the age of seven, my mother gave me 10 pennies. She pointed out to me that the first penny belonged to God and I should put it in church. The second penny was to put in a jar she gave me to save. The other […]

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Weekday Week

Thank you for making the Week of Awareness possible. Media competitors WCTV and the Tallahassee Democrat partnered to shine a bright light into the darkness of underage substance abuse and drinking. Conversations publicly and privately are happening across our community to connect parents better to each other, change the behavior of adults and teenagers, and […]

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Courageous Faith Begins

Courageous Faith Begins

When Jesus was resurrected, the man at the tomb sent the women back to Galilee. “There you will see him, just as he told you.” This summer we return to our Galilee of Tallahassee to begin the journey again with Jesus. As we worship together this summer, I want to offer you the courageous faith […]

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7 Ways to Grow Up this Summer

7 Ways to Grow Up this Summer

Summer always stretches us in our faith. The season gives us a chance at First Baptist to grow up in our faith in Christ, lift our eyes, and see the work of the risen Christ around you. Our church will be sending 5 groups to 5 locations and camps across the world. As these groups […]

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The Importance of Pentecost

Sunday is Pentecost Sunday, a celebration of the gift of the Holy Spirit to believers. For Jews in the first century, the holiday occurred during the Feast of Sukkot or booths, when God gave the law in the wilderness and lit their path through a cloud by day and a pillar of fire by night. […]

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Week of Awareness

Week of Awareness

Throughout the week, the Tallahassee Democrat and WCTV eyewitness news will be featuring stories on the “Week of Awareness.” Underage drinking and substance abuse are not necessarily anything new to Leon County or more prevalent than any other part of the country. The lack of parental and household involvement is very troubling. Only 24% of […]

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7 Ways to Use Your Loneliness

Despite all of our connections and communication devices, AARP reports that 1/3 of adults are chronically lonely. Ever since the garden of Eden, God said that it wasn’t good for man to be alone; but we face friendships, families, and lives torn apart by sin. In order to be together, we need to learn to […]

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2020 Vision – Part 4

Jesus said, “By their fruit, you will recognize them.” We need a way to be faithful to the vision that focuses on the fruit we produce over the next five years. How will we know if we’re fulfilling our call? It’s a difficult challenge for sure. In Jesus’s parable of the sower, a farmer sowed […]

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2020 Vision – Part 3

In my previous posts, I discussed the biblical basis for our vision process. In Acts 18, God connected evangelists, apostles, and teachers together to change the city of Corinth. The reason God’s spirit moved so effectively in Corinth is because there were tremendous needs that only God could meet. If it was going to be […]

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Where We’re Going

On Wednesday, April 29, I shared the first report of the church Strategic Planning Committee (SPC). Since November, we have been engaged in a process of discerning God’s vision for our church for the next 3-5 years. We are a vibrant, active downtown church with well over 200 ministries, groups, programs, and committees. We certainly […]

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